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Monday, January 19, 2009

My Family Monday

This week for Family Home Evening we went to my parents house. My mom usually has my nephews come over on Monday nights and has a FHE lesson with them. This week we joined them. She taught them the story the Brother of Jared and the tower of Babel.
A Book of Mormon prophet. He and his brother founded the Jaredite nation when they led a colony of people from the Tower of Babel to a promised land in the western hemisphere (Ether 1-6). He was a man of such great faith that he spoke with the Lord face to face (D&C 17: 1). His story is recorded in the book of Ether.
The brother of Jared was a large and mighty man, and highly favored of the Lord,
Ether 1: 34. Because of his faith, the brother of Jared saw the finger of the Lord, Ether 3: 6-9 (Ether 12: 20). Christ showed his spirit body to the brother of Jared, Ether 3: 13-20. There never were greater things made manifest than those which were made manifest to the brother of Jared, Ether 4: 4. The brother of Jared warned his people against a monarchy, Ether 6: 22-23. The Lord showed all things to the brother of Jared, Ether 12: 21. The brother of Jared was mighty in writing, Ether 12: 24. Through faith the brother of Jared moved mount Zerin, Ether 12: 30. (Information found at http://scriptures.lds.org/en/gs/j/9)

The boys then had fun building their own towers out of rice crispy treats and seeing the tower fall over. We then played the old gray mare. They love this game.
How to play: One person leaves the room while someone else hides an object. The person who left the room then returns and looks while everyone sings...(the old gray mare he ain't what he used to be, ain't what he used to be, ain't what he used to be. The old gray mare he ain't what he used to be many long years ago. Many long years ago. Many long years ago. The old gray mare he ain't what he used to be many long years ago.) As the person looking gets closer to the object the singing gets louder. As he moves away the music gets softer. The game ends when the object is found. Then start over.

1 comments:

Stacie

Cool! what a fun FHE! Those are great ideas and I will have to remember to use that lesson & activity for my own future family someday :)